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#13276/0880  ADLER VS STRASBERG: The Great Controversy in American Acting DVD
Many of the most highly acclaimed Hollywood actors and actresses of the last fifty years were trained and mentored in either the Stella Adler or Lee Strasberg method. Viewers learn about the two schools and what system allowed them to turn out the likes of Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Ellen Burstyn, Al Pacino and so many others.

Featuring Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and documentary producer Patti Obrow White, this program explores the art and science of conducting journalistic interviews. Grades 9 to A

FX! Special effects! So much media, whether moving or still, is produced using the GREEN or the BLUE 'screen'. For students of media production or appreciators or critics, understanding the functions of these 'screens' can add a whole new dimension. Academy Award winner Peter Kuran demonstrates.

Commercials and adverstising...why do we hate them? Well at least some of them...Why do they work? This series presents an analysis of what can only be termed GREAT commercials and advertising campaigns from around the world. Grades 9 to A

#13428/1725  BETWEEN THE FOLDS - DVD
Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers to forge unconventional lives as modern day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.

#13438/2004  BLOCKING A SCENE: Basic Staging with Actors DVD
Students learn the basics of directing a scene from Professor Michael Joyce formerly at Mary Washington College. Emphasizing script analysis, development of a floor plan and collaboration with actors, Professor Joyce works with students as they begin their very first directing project - a scene from George Brenard Shaw's Candida. Grades 10 to A

#13274/0880  BODY LANGUAGE FOR ACTORS: Portraying Different Cultures DVD
In this program, a diversity specialist teaches actors how to portray characters from different cultures, outlines behavioral differences, and introduces multicultural manners.

This unique groundbreaking series, hosted by award-winning filmmaker David Heavener, provides a no-nonsense outline to writing, producing and distributing your film. Whether you’re a film buff with a really great movie idea or someone who has years of experience, everyone can learn from the easy to follow guidelines in this series. Learn all the proven steps to become an accomplished filmmaker including how to launch your career, screenwriting made easy, getting financed, low-budget, high quality producing, market, sell and distribute and the future of filmmaking and distribution.

#13441/2004  CONDUCTING LIGHT - Parts One and Two DVD
For those interested in the technical side of dramatic arts, this video covers basic stage lighting equipment, cabling, hanging and focus procedures. Also explains basic lighting accessories, essential maintenance, color media, color temperature, area lighting and safety. Clear, energetic and reassuring with a sense of humor. Grades 10 to A

Sometimes stage production must be accomplished in a tiny space, on a little stage, with a minute budget. Lighting can be a major concern for both spatial and financial restrictions. David Lee Cuthbert illustrates the process of conducting light to the stage with limited space and budget. Grades 10 to A

This 6 to 10 day course is written and hosted by EdTA Hall of Fame inductee Terry McGonigle designed to help your students discover... *The Elements and Concepts of Costume Design: script and character analysis, research, the functions of costume design, the five basic elements of costume design, additional components of costume design, costume charts and plots. *Developing a Design Concept: items to address, the collaborative process of working with other theatre professionals, and the importance of having a solid production concept. *Figure Drawing...even for people who are convinced they cannot draw. *Costume Drawing: lines and silhouettes typical of different historical periods, and drawing fabric. *Turning Modern Clothing Into Period Clothing *A Backstage Tour of a Professional Costume Shop.

#11160/0635  DIGITAL MOVIE MAKER: Guidance from an Expert
Now that everyone carries a cell phone that can shoot blockbuster movies, does that mean that all the techniques of professional movie making are tossed out? From the look of things on the internet you would think so. Thank goodness there are still some people who can impart proper and proven techniques to help set things straight.

#13001/2003  DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: Tips from the Trenches
Not every filmmaker can be a Steven Spielberg; not all of them want to be. Some find documentaries much more meaningful, but capturing reality on video in documentary form is not as simple as just pointing a camera. Learn from Academy Award winners and nominees, first time filmmakers and 50-year veterans as they discuss the technical, legal, ethical and business issues of documentary film.

#10249/2003  ER - THE PROPMASTERS - DVD (Journeys Below the Line Series)
Focusing on the popular television series 'ER', viewers get an absolutely amazing insight as to how much work that is rarely noticed (intentionally so) goes into the props that form the details and background for high quality video productions.

#13785/2004  FACE TO FACE: Guide to Performance Makeup (3 Programs on one DVD)
This excellent series teaches how to apply stage makeup using these five segments: CREATING A CHARACTER, FANTASY MAKEUP, SPECIAL APPLICATIONS, FANTASY MAKEUP and CLEANING UP. The package addresses many issues pertaining to makeup, offering the instructor and student alike an in-depth course in basic makeup techniques as well as solutions for specific makup challenges. Grades 10 to A

#9699/0635  FEEDING THE BEAST: An Inside Look at the News Media DVD
What is NEWS exactly anyway? Is it the latest celebrity scandal? Political murder from the other side of the globe? Is it all that's 'fit to print' or everything that fits into filling up 24 hours of dead air or blank newsprint? Is it a money machine, a home for political hacks, an entertainment that uses the lowest common denominator as it's standard? All of the above? You be the judge.

For students of the dramatic arts this video clearly demonstrates essential safety measures for using the most deadly of props. Don't be fooled into thinking that blanks can make guns safe. Firearm Safety Onstage teaches actors and technicians to properly use guns onstage. Divided into six easy-to-show segments. Grades 10 to A

#16222/0545  FRANTIC ASSEMBLY: A Guide to Devising
"From humble beginnings, FRANTIC ASSEMBLY has emerged as one of the boldest and brightest stars in the theatrical firmament. Given unique insight into the devising process from ?first thoughts to first night' this lively and engaging film celebrates Frantic Assembly's approach to production and offers in-depth interviews and practical demonstrations that will excite facilitators and inspire students as they begin their own ?devising' journey."

Award winning dramatic arts instructor Ron Ranson Jr. illustrates his time-saving painting program which gives students an instant vocabulary and teaches skills that will improve work immediately. This program includes safety tips, important clean up procedures, common types of paints and critiques of student work.Divided into easy-to-show segments. Grades 10 to A

#14766/1303  GAGAKU: Music for Eternity
Transcending time and space for hundred and thousands of years, Gagaku, the traditional music of the Japanese Imperial Court, represents the spirit of an ancient time. Gagaku is the oldest orchestral music in the world.

#13469/0635  GAME ON! Inside the Video Game Industry DVD
Video games have come a long way since Pong and Pac-Man, and the development of that $25-billion industry is filled with useful business and technology case studies. This CNBC program explores the history of video gaming and takes viewers behind the scenes of the industry’s success stories and failures.

#15648/2003  HORROR AND SPECIAL FX MAKEUP TECHNIQUES hosted by Legendary Horror Actor Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Devil's Rejects)
This program breaks down several techniques that can be used to create a multitude of monsters and FX characters. Top Hollywood makeup artist Christina Rodriguez, demonstrates how to approach monster make-up and special effects including how to create a zombie look (deformation of the skin, color technique for different layers of dead flesh, shadow contouring to create facial structure), techniques to complete monster characters (sickly eyes, rotting teeth and tongue) and a detailed demonstration of gashes with skin structure and color modeling to create blood and scaring.

For a variety of reasons many young people aspire to finding careers in the television and video production and broadcasting fields. Provides an insider's view of what that kind of work entails from idea conception through realization. Grades 8 to A

Geared specifically to educators and produced by a working drama teacher, this program offers practical, hands-on guidance for creating an original high school musical. Viewers learn six essential components and ten key steps to writing and staging a production that entertains, engages, and boosts ticket sales!

#12983/2003  JOURNEY'S LOST: The Cinematographic Team DVD
The jobs involved in the making of a hit TV series are many and varied, but what does everyone actually do, how and why? Viewers get the inside scoop on the Hawaiian set of the popular series LOST.

#13735/2003  MAKEUP FX: Film and Television Makeup (2 Programs)
In this comprehensive two part series Emmy-winning makeup artist (for Star Trek: Voyager’s Threshold), Bradley Look, takes you behind the scenes of the Hollywood makeup artistry to demonstrate how to airbrush more effectively, in the growing age of High Definition format, using Makeup FX template stencils.

#13439/2004  PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE: Techniques to Personalize and Energize the Scene
Move your way through any Shakespearean text with a highly physical series of exercises presented by Shakespeare specialist Kathleen F. Conlin. This video, designed for actors, goes from the exploration of specific words and movements to the development of the Hamlet ghost scene. Divided into 10 easy-to-show segments. Grades 10 to A

#13436/2004  PLAY IT SAFE: Introduction to Theatre Safety
Both an overview of important OSHA laws and an often humorous look at the basic safety guidelines that every theatre student/theatre worker needs to know. This program helps bring a sense of organization to theatre safety. Divided into 6 easy to show segments. Grades 10 to A

#13444/2004  PLAYING PERIOD with Roger Heid (2 DVDs in 1 Case)
Director Roger Held presents detailed instruction for playing roles in a variety of theatrical styles. Each section in the series contain lavish costumes and wonderful props to help teach movement, manners and use of period properties. Grades 10 to A

In a Web 2.0 world, anyone can broadcast or publish online - and this clear and simple program explains how to do it, step by step. Using plain English and plenty of visuals, Podcasting and Blogging Essentials spells out what podcasts and blogs are, how to find and access them on the Internet, and how to create them from scratch and upload them to the Web.

#14880/1445  POWER OF LIGHTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO (4 Programs)
DP and lighting designer Bill Holshevnikoff has been lighting and shooting award-winning broadcast, corporate and documentary programming for over 20 years. In this series, Holshevnikoff shares his expertise through dozens of "before and after" demonstrations and lighting placement diagrams.

A practical introduction to the technologies and techniques used in multimedia today. Grades 8 to A

Excerpts from nine performance selections from the Five Main Schools of Traditional Japanese Noh; including: Takasago; Yashima; Hagoromo; Tenko; Midare; Koi no Netori; Youchi Soga; Ominameshi; and, Kazuraki. Also features brief interviews with some of the leading Noh performers of today: Kanze Tetsunojo; Araki Gako; Awaya Akio; Kamei Tadao; Kongo Hisanori; and many others.

How can the elements of graphic design be utilized to influence the reactions and behaviors of people? Viewers watch as a high school student learns some basics to design and create a poster to get other students involved in her charity drive. Grades 7 to A

Esquire magazine was a galvanizing force in American culture from the early 1960s through the early '70s. Forging its pop-cultural capital on the basis of provocative cover art, intellectual audacity and riveting articles by the preeminent and cutting edge writers of the time, the magazine captured the zeitgeist of America in the crucible of the '60s. The chief architect of this print revolution was Harold Hayes, a brilliant and tenacious editor who granted Esquire's contributors unprecedented journalistic freedom. Hayes' fearless instincts provided a haven for writers like Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Nora Ephron, William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer, and nurtured the iconoclastic talents of art director George Lois. By making it possible for writers and artists to bring novelistic techniques into reportage Hayes fostered what became known as "New Journalism".

#15577/0917  STAGE MANAGEMENT 2nd Edition
Filled with hands-on demonstrations and real world tips for students, this comprehensive program will have your students running shows like professionals in no time!

#9516/2003  TWENTY-FOUR: The Editing Process (Journeys Below the Line Series)
And the EMMY for editing goes to ... This program, produced in association with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, details the variety of duties that go into the editing process of a one hour TV show. The show featured is the Fox Television hit, 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer.

#12985/2003  VIDEO PRODUCTION SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
Learn the basics from the experts at videomaker. There's no better way to learn to create video than be watching the pros in action! Videomaker Magazine has helped thousands of users make better videos through its comprehensive, instructional line of video programming. Basic Shooting, Sound Success, Video Editing, Lighting Techniques, Introduction to Desktop Video and Advanced Shooting detail the fundamentals of producing quality, professional-looking productions.

#14870/1445  VIDEOMAKER SERIES (14 Programs)
Learn the basics from the experts at Videomaker! There's no better way to learn to create video than be watching the pros in action! Videomaker Magazine has helped thousands of users make better videos through its comprehensive, instructional line of video programming. Basic Shooting, Sound Success, Video Editing, Lighting Techniques, Introduction to Desktop Video and Advanced Shooting detail the fundamentals of producing quality, professional-looking productions.

Provides actors with a complete vocal and physical warm up. The workout includes relaxation and floor stretches, face preparation, pitch and resonance exercises, and tongue twisters. Used by a presidential candidate to to reduce tired vocal cords. Grades 10 to A

#7453/0635  WINDOWS ON ASIA-PACIFIC: Asian Television Commercials
Television advertising certainly reveals a lot about what people aspire to in any given culture. What do television commercials say about the non-Western world? This documentary examines how sensibilities differ between East and West as seen through the lens of advertising imagery from the far east. Grades 9 to A

#16221/0635  WORKING WITH PINTER: A Master Class for the Stage
Viewed by many as the preeminent dramatist of our time, Nobel laureate Harold Pinter was also an accomplished actor, steeped in the relationship between text and performance. In this program, produced two years prior to his death, he advises a group of actors as they conduct staged readings of scenes from his plays. In addition, Pinter grants a candid and detailed interview, accompanied by his friend and longtime collaborator, director Henry Woolf.


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